Birthday Party 2007

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Creative Commons is turning 5, and to celebrate we're inviting the CC Community worldwide to join the party!


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Anyone interested in or who already knows the young Creative Commons anywhere in the world.


A birthday party for Creative Commons for all of the friends, users, developers, and soon-to-be friends of Creative Commons. There will be drinks, music, videos and so much fun. Also, the event will be coordinated with other CC Birthday Parties in hopes of having a continuous birthday celebration and synchronization to light up the blogosphere, explore CC-licensed content, and to meet up with friends.


Saturday, December 15, 2007, 8 PM - 2 AM (San Francisco time -- other locations within 24 hours of this time will be considered "synchronized")


Add yours to #Parties.


To celebrate Creative Commons birthday for the young Creative Commons and all of its friends in the global community, but in local meetings.


This will be executed by Creative Commons staff, affiliates, the community and partners. The party in your location may be big or may be small, but the important thing is to celebrate CC's 5th birthday.

For all parties: add your location to #Parties list above


  • Global logo/design for all parties. could be customized for local parties
  • tips from events like Mozilla 24? (
  • Launch of Version 3.0 in your jurisdiction (coordinated release of 3.0 and/or initial license launch for new jurisdictions)


local program

  • open mic
  • Birds of a Feather
  • Film Screening
  • Speaker Challenges (Speakers who have well known topics could be challenged to speak about new and different topics, or have to rapidly develop some topic on the spot.)

global program


No one should feel that these parties must be expensive or elaborate. But they can just as well offer good fundraising opportunities:

  • Kiosk
    • sign up names/emails to the wiki page and discussion lists,
    • paypal donations to artist, CC, other projects
  • Auction
    • signed books, for example from Lessig, Doctorow, local author
    • mix CDs, posters, tshirts, work from local artist
  • Contests

Creating a Digital Trail

  • Podcast, Streaming, #cc chat channel, SecondLife
  • Live Visuals
  • flickr photostream
  • Performances
    • DJs, musicians, dancing, acting, PowerPoint Karaoke
  • Brainstorm Session
    • Wish List: "We want to see this CC-ed!"
    • License improvements

Swag and Party Favors


Small ideas

  • House party
  • Dinner
  • Bar
  • Cafe meetup

Big ideas

  • Art gallery
  • With CC art
  • Music

(ideas collected from,, meetings in Dubrovnik, mailing lists, etc.)

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